Foot drop stimulation versus ankle foot orthosis after stroke: 30-week outcomes Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Ankle Joint
  • Electric Stimulation Therapy
  • Foot Joints
  • Foot Orthoses
  • Gait Disorders, Neurologic
  • Stroke

abstract

  • Using either an FDS or an AFO for 30 weeks yielded clinically and statistically significant improvements in gait speed and other functional outcomes. User satisfaction was higher in the FDS group. Although both groups did receive intervention, this large clinical trial provides evidence that FDS or AFO with initial physical therapy sessions can provide a significant and clinically meaningful benefit even years after stroke. Clinical Trial Registration Information- URL: http://www.clinicaltrials.gov. Unique Identifier: NCT01138995.

publication date

  • June 2013

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1161/STROKEAHA.111.000334

PubMed ID

  • 23640829

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 1660

end page

  • 9

volume

  • 44

number

  • 6